Legislature wades into abortion fray

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 19, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Proposals in House and Senate bring national debate home.

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nkeithApr. 18, 12 9:57 PM

Thank you, legislators, for once again rising above partisanship to work on something not involving the economy, jobs, and other meaningless things. I am so glad my taxes are going to your salaries so you can help legislate my health decisions for me - after all, my doctor doesn't know anything and I need your paternalism to keep me safe.

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bizarreApr. 18, 1210:22 PM

I find the use of the term 'abortion pill' by the author to be deeply offensive. That is a politically charged term. The drug in question prevents implantation of a pregnancy, it does not abort one. To have used that term shows deep bias in favor of the anti-choice Repulicans.

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hammarhead1Apr. 18, 1210:32 PM

Laser focus on jobs.

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arielbenderApr. 18, 1210:33 PM

Let them play their games. Dayton will veto this travesty and toss into the circular file where it will join most of the other social engineering proposals that this legislature has hacked up.

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diogenesnyApr. 18, 1210:39 PM

There's the GOP again. "Freedom and liberty for everyone - unless you're a woman, in which case we want control of everything."

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bandresenApr. 18, 1210:56 PM

Bizarre, although I haven't seen the language in the bill, I think "abortion pill" is probably the right term if they're talking about RU-486. RU-486 is different from the "morning after pill," which is what is used to prevent implantation. RU-486 does terminate a pregnancy. In any case, both types of pharmaceuticals are LEGAL, and it's offensive that the legislature believes they should be involved in women's private and highly personal medical decisions.

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arielbenderApr. 18, 1210:58 PM

Can anyone see the pattern of the republicans here? Ensure conception at all costs, but cut education, welfare, health care and any other social programs to the bone, but make gun laws more lax and make it easier to shoot some of these very same people that might eventually turn to a life of crime after they've fallen through the cracks of society.

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mhrichardson99Apr. 18, 1211:02 PM

Vote them out. Because they have no ideas on how to boost the economy except cut taxes, they instead look to enforcing their moral code into unnecessary and unwanted legislation. Keep your morality to yourself and start working on some ideas to get businesses hiring again. Or leave and let someone with some workable ideas take your place.

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guessagainApr. 18, 1211:36 PM

Just another shot in the GOP war on women. November will be SO much FUN!

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gopherfan22Apr. 18, 1211:40 PM

The GOP - the busybodies of the 21st century.

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